Convection: The Stack Effect

Observe the effect of leaks in the walls and roof on the air circulation in a heated house.

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Most buildings have leaky places where air can enter or escape – around windows, ceiling openings like pipes, wires or chimneys, and construction joints such as where the wall meets the floor or the floor rests on the foundation. The size and location of these leaks strongly affects the heating and cooling load. Use this model to experiment with wall and roof leaks in a house with a heater where the air can circulate freely.

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Convection: The Stack Effect. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2015, March 18.</a>

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Convection: The Stack Effect (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Convection: The Stack Effect (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Convection: The Stack Effect. (2015, March 18). Retrieved 2017, May 22, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Engineering Energy EfficiencyThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's Engineering Energy Efficiency project.

Grade Level
Middle School, High School
Subject
Engineering, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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